ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Your major in Biology gives you the tools to study the living organisms and ecosystems that drive many of the most pressing issues of our time. In a world of changing climate, expanding (and aging)
populations and shrinking natural resources, understanding the living beings on our planet has never been more critical. With your B.S. or B.A. in Biology, you can seek work in laboratory, classroom, office or field environments and look forward to consistent job and salary growth.
You will learn core concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, as well as scientific methods and experimental design. You will master field and laboratory techniques, as well as scientific writing and
Graduates with a Biology major go on to study at a medical school, conduct cutting-edge research, and teach high school science classes. You may also choose to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Master of Physician's Assistant Studies (MPAS) or Master’s Entry Program in
Nursing at Franklin Pierce.
A major and minor are offered in Biology.
Education extends beyond the classroom. Enroll in Tropical Forest Ecology (BI 217) and take a two-week trip in June to three field sites in Costa Rica.
You have the opportunity to join Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National Science and Mathematics Honor Society if you meet national requirements for induction.
This educational club will provide you with knowledge in the world of Health Sciences, along with helping you develop contacts and opportunities in this career field.
Alumni Success Stories
Craig Weeks always wanted to be a doctor and attended Franklin Pierce University because he wanted smaller classes and loved the campus. His academics and internship experiences guided him to the Doctor of Medicine Program at St. George's University after graduating from Pierce.Craig Weeks '06
Doctor of Medicine Student, St. George's University
"My colleagues and I come from the industries we serve, enabling us to understand job requirements on a deeper level than others in the industry. I myself have a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Franklin Pierce and am able to use my experiences and background knowledge from the life sciences to relate to the candidates I speak with and build trust."Brianna Nash '10
Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Technology, and Digital Marketing Search Consultant at HireMinds